Important information: E-waste ban in Victorian Landfills
While it’s important to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, there are two other key reasons for recycling e-waste:
- It’s better for the environment
- It contains valuable materials
SUEZ supports Victorians to be more sustainable in their everyday life:
In our homes and our jobs, in our schools and communities, and in the systems and infrastructure that support a thriving Victorian economy and lifestyle.
What is e-waste?E-waste (electronic waste) refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted.
From your phone to your fridge, your laptop to your electric lawnmower, it covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed.
- Large appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, microwaves, electric fans, air conditioners)
- Small appliances (irons, toasters, coffee machines, hair dryers, watches)
- IT, telecommunications and TV equipment (computers, laptops, printers, mobile phones, televisions, remote controls)
- Lighting equipment (fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, LEDs)
- Electrical and electronic tools (drills, saws, sewing machines, lawn mowers, batteries)
- Toys, leisure and sports equipment (electric trains and racing cars, hand-held video games, consoles, amplifiers, musical instruments, radios)
- Other e-waste (medical devices, automatic dispensers, thermostats)
What does this mean for SUEZ customers?
From 1 July 2019 you need to ensure you are NOT disposing of e-waste items in your general waste and recycling bins. SUEZ can assist your business with an E-waste service and just like a regular bin, SUEZ can arrange the collection and transport your e-waste to an authorised recycler.